My Game ‘Buy The Rights’ is on Kickstarter!

Posted 1 year ago by Games

Gamers and movie fans, you should check out my Movie Pitching Party game called Buy The Rights. I’ve been working on it since about April with my wife and my two best friends, and it’s up on Kickstarter!

In each round of Buy The Rights, one player is the Producer, and the other players are the Screenwriters. Screenwriters create their own movies by playing one card from each deck out of their hand. They then pitch their ideas to the Producer (getting as involved as they want with their pitches) and the Producer has a budget of $20 Million to spend on his/her favorites.

There are 400 cards, which equals to 100 Million possible combinations, and it’s a lot of fun! You can get the game for $25 with free shipping in the US, and we’re already over 30% funded in just a day and a half. Come check it out!

Back Buy The Rights on Kickstarter

‘Adventure Time Monopoly’ Might End My Monopoly Boycott

Posted 3 years ago by Games

Adventure Time Monopoly

I lumping hate Monopoly. It’s long, it’s boring, and I never win, but my love of Adventure Time is much greater than my hatred of Monopoly. That’s why I’ll probably be playing it sometime soon just so I can use Finn on a raft or Lumpy Space Princess in a car as my game piece. Collecting properties in the Land of Ooo sounds fun, and using Treehouses and Castles sounds way better than houses and hotels.

Adventure Time Monopoly is available on Amazon now and hopefully will be in my hands in a few days. We’ll see if the art and humor of the show makes the game fun again. I’m crossing my fingers.

Via The Mary Sue. Ps – The Mary Sue is right, how did an Adventure Time Candyland not happen first? That would be ridiculously appropriate.

Arrested. Development. Clue.

Posted 6 years ago by Games

This is quite possibly the greatest thing mankind has ever produced.

The Sistine Chapel? Bah.

The internet, a worldwide network of computers that allow everyday people to share and consume an unlimited amount of knowledge, experiences, and wonder? Meh.

The geniuses at pleated-jeans.com have mocked up a board game, some cards, and a box that gives us a glimpse at the awesomeness that could be an Arrested Development version of the classic game Clue.

Can you even imagine being able to say “It was Lucille with the Cornballer in the Banana Stand”? Seriously. Say it out loud. Feel how it rolls off your lips. Feels good, doesn’t it?
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1963 Risk Board Game Photo Gallery

Posted 6 years ago by Games

1963 Risk Board Game

I just got a Panasonic GH2 micro four thirds camera, and I need as much practice as I can get taking photos and video with it, so I’ve randomly started photographing all the odds and ends around my house.

A few years ago I was at a library book sale in a small town and I found this 1963 version of Risk in mint condition. I think I paid a dollar for it, mainly because it looked so awesome. I’ve tried learning and playing Risk a few times in the past, but never with much success.

I love the art style and design of this game, from the actual board to the way everything is laid out when you open it up. The pieces are simple painted wooden cubes, an odd combination of bright and dull colors. The pieces, cards, and die are laid out symmetrically underneath the board.

More after the jump.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks, Gamers, and the General Population

Posted 6 years ago by Games

Holiday Game Guide

Looking for a last minute gift or stocking stuffer for someone? Get them a game. While board and card games might not top many wish lists; excellent games can be found for recipients of all ages and price ranges. Find the right one and it just might be your recipient’s unexpected favorite.

Picking out a game that does more than collect dust on a shelf can be difficult. Don’t assume any game will do. With so many games out there, it can be difficult to tell the good from the bad. On top of that, some people can be turned off from an otherwise good game if they feel production value is too low, the rules appear too complex, or the genre is not to their liking.

To match the right game to the right gamer, resist the urge to immediately look for the right title. Instead think in broad categories. What situations do you see them using the game? Do they enjoy complex problems? Are they visual thinker? Maybe they are obsessed with a particular genre. Use the categories below as a starting point. Once you have a category or two in mind start looking at titles; we have seeded a few of those too.

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